AB de Villiers who has been playing International cricket for 14 years, announced his retirement officially through a video post on his official twitter handle. The South African cricketer earned fans allover the globe for his classy batting and cool attitude.
“I want to let you know that I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect. After 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn and to be honest, I am tired. This is a tough decision, I thought long and hard about it and I would like to retire while still playing decent cricket,” said ABD.
He further added, “After the fantastic series against India and Australia, now feels the right time to step aside. It would not be right for me to pick and choose where and when and in what format I play for the Proteas.”
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
ABD’s sudden announcement on retirement left the cricket fans and his contemporaries in shock. However, he has not made it clear of his participation in Royal Challengers Bangalore. We will have to wait and see whether he would play the next IPL.